Where did the year go? The Classic is now upon us, our regular tournaments are done, and the Awards Banquet is right around the corner. It seems like it was only yesterday that we were opening the year with our first tournament at Eagle Mountain. And if memory serves me correctly (which is not a given nowadays), a young man by the name of Aaron McAlexander came to the scales with the tournaments Big Bass of 8.03lbs. Little did I know that this was only a preview to what this angler was capable of? In fact, he ended up weighing in almost 75lbs for the year! And, unless he misses Thursday's meeting, he will be named "Angler of the Year" for 2013. I hope everyone will join me in saying "Congratulations to you Aaron on a job well done"!
And on the ladies side of the house, I would like to congratulate Carey Johnson on her performance in 2013 that garnered her title of "Lady Angler of the Year"! Carey, who took the points lead in May and dominated the ladies standings from there forward, ended up weighing in a total of almost 38lbs for the year. Way to go Carey!!
Now on to November results. I guess it was only fitting, and necessary for the AOY title, that Aaron McAlexander finished off his season with a win at our final regular tournament at Grapevine. His winning stringer of 7.98lbs was anchored by the tournaments 1st place Big Bass of 7.33lbs. Right behind him was Alan Seigl with 6.08lbs string that netted him 2nd place. Alan also had the tournaments 3rd place Big Bass of 4.08lbs. Our 3rd place stringer belonged to Bob Aldert who weighed in 5.67lbs. And lastly, our 3rd place Big Bass of 5.75lbs belonged to Sam Holder. For those of you doing the math at the moment, Sam was penalized for a short fish. That penalty lowered his stringer weight by 1lb, but did not affect his Big Bass weight.
Our Classic tournament is being held at Cedar Creek Lake this year. The weigh-in site is the Log Cabin ramp. Be aware that there are two other tournaments launching from the same ramp. You should adjust your schedule accordingly and allow extra time to make it to weigh-in before 3:30. We will vote on the entry fee at Thursday's meeting. Also, since this is a "Cash at the Ramp" tournament, please make sure you are prepared to pay in cash. You can prepay as normal at the meeting, or at the tournament, but is must be made in cash. Please be safe and be courteous to all on the water that day.
President, Bass Club of Fort Worth